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MariaW

MariaW

Joined June 2016

I sleep with books - don't judge!
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Welcome to Night Vale | Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor
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Just found out about the postcast at the beginning of the year and breathed it in right away.
Starting the novel today, I was already laughing at every second paragraph of the first chapter.

Adressing the reader: “You are leaving this story now. You were only an example, and its probably safer for you not to be in this story anyway.”

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Die Zeit, die Zeit | Martin Suter
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The moment when - after five years living abroad and buying your favourite newspaper at the airports you have been passing through, with the newspaper not always being available or with buying 4 weeks old issues - it is delivered to your home. 💗💗💗
After five years in Egypt, I moved back to Europe now. Switzerland here I come. 💪💪💪

BarbaraBB Moving back home isn‘t it? Are you sorry to leave Egypt - except for the newspaper? 6mo
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Die Zeit, die Zeit | Martin Suter
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After a pretty tough school year, this summer I am sleeping a lot and cannot concentrate on more than articles somehow. 🙈 At least I can read on the shore of beautiful river Aare in Switzerland.

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Die Zeit, die Zeit | Martin Suter
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Reading in Switzerland at the shores of river Aare. 🙌🙌🙌

IuliaC So beautiful! 7mo
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Pickpick

Finished the second book of the series. Even though in the beginning I was quite disappointed it was a completely different story line, I really liked the Romeo & Juliet like story, which is of course set in Italy. 😀

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Not only is it my favourite crime podcast, but the German newspaper Die Zeit also publishes a magazine regarding crimes as well. I‘ve read it for the first time now (it was never available at any airports I frequented) and I subscribed right away. 😊

catsuit_mango I was looking for some podcasts to practice German again, I'll try this, thanks to you 7mo
MariaW @catsuit_mango Try „Zeit Verbrechen“, they are explaining the cases in a very calm and slow manner. The only thing might be the specific vocabulary. 7mo
catsuit_mango @MariaW thank you, I will try it, and specific vocabulary is why my English took off from being just the one you learn at school to understanding random books about random things ;) 7mo
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Die Zeit, die Zeit | Martin Suter
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Not sure whether to read or enjoy the view. 🙈

julesG I'd read the article about books first. 😁 7mo
MariaW @julesG I already did. 😊 I always start reading Die Zeit from the back. 7mo
quirkyreader Back when one of our local bookshops still got it, albeit it was a bit behind, I used to read it. Now for the life of me I would probably struggle with getting through the first page. 7mo
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Summer break just started - more time to read 🙌🙌🙌

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The Reader | Mk Harkins
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Using my last days in Egypt properly. 😊

Aims42 That drink looks divine 🤤 Enjoy your last days!! (edited) 7mo
BarbaraBB Enjoy! 7mo
Ruthiella Where to next? I‘ll miss the scenic posts! 😊 7mo
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Untitled | Untitled
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Favourite reading spot 😊

IuliaC Great reading spot! 8mo
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And the reading spot of this morning 😊😊😊

mcipher Oooh that looks so nice!! 8mo
MariaW @mcipher Nasser lake in Aswan/Egypt 😊 8mo
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My reading spot for the weekend… #assuan #aswan

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💙 ⛵️ 8mo
MariaW @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This is Egypt 💗 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @MariaW wow! It‘s beautiful 😍 8mo
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Happy Litsyversary! | Special Events
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Wow! 6 years! 💪💪💪

IuliaC Happy Litsyversary! 🎉🎈 8mo
TheSpineView Happy Litsyversary! 🎉🥳🎉🥳🎉 8mo
Chelsea.Poole Happy Litsyversary 📚✨ 8mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy Litsyversary 👏🏻🎊🎈📚 8mo
JessClark78 Happy Litsyversary! 🎊📚🎉 8mo
Jas16 Happy Litsyversary 🎉📚🙌🏽📖 8mo
Bookzombie Happy Litsyversary!!! 8mo
julesG Happy Litsyversary!!! 8mo
Simona Happy litsyversary 🍾🥂 8mo
Ddzmini Happy Litsyversary 🎊🎉🎈📖🥳 8mo
Ruthiella Happy Litsyversary! 🥳🥳🥳 8mo
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Even though it took me some time to get into the first book of the series, I really liked Charmed Life. It definitely seems like a good start into series because the end keeps you wanting to get to know more.

Vansa What a beautiful cover. 8mo
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I‘ve had the whole series in my library for some time now. So I started it finally. I always like it very much if chapters show a nice small picture at their beginning. Somehow makes a book even more interesting.

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Mehso-so

I lo ed the ideas and the humor of the book but expected something more. It gives a nice but superficial overview of the quaint English village how how not to get murder in the different muderous places. But that‘s.

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The quaint English village…

julesG 😍 8mo
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Stop asking questions!

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Another book which tells you not to read it. 🙈

Ruthiella 😂 Be a rebel and read it anyway! 8mo
MariaW @Ruthiella I am on it. 🥷🥷🥷 8mo
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It is my belief, Watson, founded upon my experience, that the lowest and vilest alleys in London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside. (Sherlock Holmes)
What an introduction to a book. 😊😊😊

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Mehso-so

I actually do not know what to say about this book. Not sure about the genre, there were some funny parts (the ones I posted) but in general it was just a weiß stream of consciousness. I am definitely not going to read the second part.

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This book starts with „Sorry, but this book is not for you.”

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I was laughing a lot while reading this short ode to a beer bottle. The author is longing to see it again, feel it‘s form in his hands and enjoy its colour. Ode to a beer bottle. 😜

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This little free library is so cute. You can find it in Kòpavogur/Iceland. ?

SRWCF Oh, it's so lovely! 9mo
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Currently I am travelling in Iceland and found this little free library in front of the swimmingpool of Vestubærlaug in Reyjakvik. Mostly English and Islandic books can be found here.

LeahBergen Very cool! 9mo
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Windblown | Aedouard Manceau, Edouard Manceau
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Trying to read while the wind tries ro keep me off it. 🙈

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And there is a second little library next to the pool and the games. But still nothing for me in there. 🙈

Gissy But so pretty and nice to have a LFL around the places we live and visit! I wish we could have that concept here it we dont☹️ 11mo
MariaW @Gissy Where are you at? You could always create you own. 11mo
Gissy @MariaW I‘m in Puerto Rico and as far as I know, we don‘t have that concept here☹️ 11mo
MariaW @Gissy That‘s a pity. 😩 11mo
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The moment a books starts with a the following comment of the author: Please reproduce and spread parts of the book, and spread the reproductions and publish spreaded reproductions which have been reproduced - I assure you to do so. (In German it is funnier because it is almost unreadable due to the alliterations. It is a tongue twister.)
It has to be good. 👅 👅 👅

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This is actually the second book in the series. I added it to Litsy but could not find it yet. I really like the Miss Merkel series, a good old murder mystery with the same structure of the Agatha Christie ones. If you know what to expect, you do not get disappointed. And this time something unexpected happens …

MariaW Angela gets a crush!!! 🤪 11mo
Ruthiella Doesn‘t Miss Merkel look a little bit like former German Chancellor Merkel? 😅 (edited) 11mo
swynn I have got to get to this series. 11mo
MariaW @Ruthiella She is supposed to look her because it‘s her. 😊 11mo
Ruthiella 😂I see! I didn‘t read your earlier post on the first book closely! 11mo
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I am at the beach in Marsa Alam right now. The hotel is supernew and they have those little libraries all over the facility. This is the one at the beach. 🤗🤗🤗

AkashaVampie Sometimes I wonder if birds ever get confused and try to get into one, thinking it's a bird house 11mo
Ruthiella Any titles you are interested in checking out? Are they in different languages? 11mo
IuliaC Lovely 😍📚 11mo
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LeahBergen How lovely! 11mo
charl08 Sounds wonderful. Enjoy! 11mo
BarbaraBB Looks gorgeous? Which country is that? 11mo
MariaW @Ruthiella Unfortunately not, only the typical romances people get for their flights. 11mo
MariaW @BarbaraBB It is Egypt 🤗 11mo
BarbaraBB I could have known of course. Looks fantastic 🇪🇬 11mo
AkashaVampie @MariaW ur welcome for the laugh. 11mo
Ddzmini Did you know that there‘s an app for little library‘s now 👀📚 I‘ve downloaded it I have a stack of books I‘m going to take to donate 🤗 11mo
MariaW @Ddzmini What is its name??? Sounds very interesting? 11mo
Ddzmini Little free library 11mo
MariaW @Ddzmini I checked it out but those sre only registered little free libraries. You cannot add existibg ones which do not have an actual steward. 🙈 11mo
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The new Miss Merkel murder mystery is out!!! It is called “The cemetery murder” and as you can See there is blackmail as well. I am very excited. 🥳🥳🥳

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Untitled | Unknown
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Found this add in a magazine and loved it - till I realized it is not advertising any books. 🙈🙄🙈
Can you guess what it‘s for?

julesG The sofa? 11mo
KathyWheeler I‘m also guessing the sofa. 11mo
MariaW @julesG @KathyWheeler Obviously, the question was too easy. 😜🙈 11mo
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julesG I've seen enough magazine ads for sofas. 😬 11mo
MariaW @julesG @KathyWheeler Could‘ve been the dress though. Or the ladder… 🤣 11mo
julesG 🤣🤣🤣 11mo
KathyWheeler @MariaW I did think about it being an ad for a designer. 11mo
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Mehso-so

Finally finished this one - a classic everyone knows, but only a few have read. I‘ve read the original translation which made it difficult sometimes (the German language changed a lot ever since). In general, every chapter is mini adventure on the Nautilus, which I liked. But there are a lot of descriptions of the underwater flora and fauna, sometimes too many and too detailed. And the ending was very aprupt and left questions open.

Ruthiella The details were too much for me too when I re-read it a few years ago. I strongly suspect that I read an abridged version as a kid! 11mo
MariaW @Ruthiella Me too 😊 11mo
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This “original” (now original ebook) version comes along with a lot of illustrations which help the reader to imagine the characters and the events. 😊

catsuit_mango I loved the illustrated hardback editions of Verne novels as a kid, so glad the library had a nice edition 12mo
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So, I started to read this one. I still haben‘s read a lot of the classics. While downloading it, it did not realize it is an actual reprint (digital version) of the first translation. How I have to get used to reading in Old German. 🙈

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What will Chancellor Angela Merkel do after her political career??? This murder mystery employs the possibility of her becoming the next Miss Marple - or in her case Sherlockine or Miss Merkel - because she is bored after retiring and moving from Berlin to the countryside. Who wouldn‘t after being a world leader? Her new life is interrupted by a murder, so she welcomes a new passion: solving murders. It is a very very funny book. 🤣🤪🤣

DivineDiana Sounds funny! Stacked. 🙂 13mo
MariaW @DivineDiana Nice, but I don‘t think there is an English translation yet. 🙈 13mo
DivineDiana 😂 Thank you! I don‘t think my German is up to par yet! 13mo
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shortsarahrose This sounds amazing! My German might be a bit too rusty, but it‘s tempting 😆 13mo
Megabooks Sounds a lot like this, which I‘ve always meant to read and heard good things about (edited) 13mo
MariaW @shortsarahrose There are a Dutch, a French and an Italian version. Maybe one of those? 😊 13mo
MariaW @Megabooks Yours sounds amazing. Stacked. 13mo
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Roughly translated:
“No, I just wanted to rule her out. She did have a lot of followers in her Instagram-livestream at the time of the murder.”
“I am not sure what those words mean.”
“That she has got an alibi.”

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Zeitoun | Dave Eggers
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A very nice non-fiction book based on the experiences of Abdulrahman Zeitoun during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The book starts very tranquil and even paints a beautiful otherworldly picture of flooded New Orleans. But the last three parts are very disturbing (the absence of civil and human rights during that time). I left me truly shocked, distressed and devastated.

MariaW Unfortunately, Zeitoun‘s own fate took a bad turn after the publication of the book. But this shall not be taken into account here. 13mo
Readerann I liked this, too. I also liked A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Eggers. Sorry I don‘t know how to tag the book here. 🤔 13mo
MariaW @Readerann Haven‘t read anything else by Eggers uet, but after Zeitoun I sure will do. 😊 13mo
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Zeitoun | Dave Eggers
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This is what a teacher‘s copy looks like. 🙈
While reading I already use a lot of different coloured postits and annotations to mark the things I want to discuss with my students. We did change the reading of the 12th grades from Half Broke Horses to Zwitoun due to my recommendation. I liked the reviews and now I even more convinced.

LeftyDv Fun discussion I‘m sure! Lots of material within for a great Socratic Seminar. 13mo
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Just a small connection of boards - something to think about and something to laugh about.

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Like the subtitle already mentions, this is a perfect collection of beautiful quotes of the two men. Both of them wrote personal instructions to all the chapters explaining why they would write the quotes. I had to cry sometimes. It is the perfect gift and/or the perfect start for a new day. You could read a quote each day. I have been following the two for some time on Instagram now and still did not know all of the boards. 💗💗💗

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The foreword is already very serious and very funny at the same time - exactly how I expect the rest of the book will be. 🤔🤣

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A Master of Djinn | P. Djeli Clark
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Being third one in the series, I liked the full novel length. The first two ones seemed short in a very unsatisfactory way - the reader longing for more. I did not see some of the twist coming, but the ultimate and last one was clear to me already at the middle of the book. But Djèli Clark writes in a perfect way keeping the reader on a leash. ???

Jess_Read_This This sounds terrific! I haven‘t heard of this author or series before. And getting praise from Chakraborty on the cover immediately caught my attention. Thank you for sharing! Adding it to my TBR now. ☺️ 13mo
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A Master of Djinn | P. Djeli Clark
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Before God, our blood means nothing. Virtue is in deeds, not the skin.

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For everyone who is interested: “All on the Board” kindle version is now available for 99p or 1,19€ on Amazon. The two guys even posted it themselves on Instagram. #allontheboard

julesG Ooooh. Goodie! 13mo
julesG It's 0.99€ on amazon.de 😁 13mo
MariaW @julesG Ich habs noch für 1,19€ gekauft vor 2 Tagen. Hatte das schon ganz lange auf meiner Leseliste. 13mo
julesG Amazon muss man nicht verstehen. Eine Novelle die gestern noch 1,19€ kosten sollte, hab ich heute für 0,89€ gekauft. 13mo
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Murder at the Mena House | Erica Ruth Neubauer
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The advantage of living in Cairo - breakfast at Mena House. 😍

Cinfhen Stunning 🤩!!!!! I just read a memoir about a bookstore chain in Cairo / Diwan. Are you familiar?? 1y
wanderinglynn Gorgeous photo! 1y
IuliaC Wonderful! 😍 1y
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TheSpineView Oh..I have eaten at the Mena House. Food is good and the views are one of a kind. Wish I could go back. 1y
LeahBergen Lucky you! 😍 1y
CarolynM Oh, that's fabulous! 1y
SRWCF Just gorgeous! 13mo
brittanybooks Incredible!! 11mo
MariaW @brittanybooks My life 🤗🤗🤗 11mo
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The Reader | Mk Harkins
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The plan this year - Friday as pool day 🤗

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The Reader | Mk Harkins
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Long time, no see. I have to make sure to take the time for reading. So far, the new school year is stressing me out. 🙈

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m sorry 😢 I hope it gets better!! 1y
Cheshirecat913 Hang in there. That looks yummy and relaxing. 1y
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The Reader | Mk Harkins
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Only newspaper reading today - too much going on right now. 🙈

Bookwomble Take care of yourself, Maria 💗 2y
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Wilhelm Tell | Friedrich Schiller
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Yesterday on my trip around this part of Vierwaldstätter See I passed by the Chapel of Wilhelm Tell. It is part of Schiller‘s play Wilhelm Tell and shows some scenes of it. It is placed diectly at the shore of the lake with a beautiful view.

IuliaC Beautiful! 😍 2y
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